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Recycled bikes are a wheelie good idea

North Tyneside Council presenting three Balance Bikes to Beacon Hill Special School in Wallsend.  Pictured Marcus wilson with Aideen Hill learning how to use them.

North Tyneside Council presenting three Balance Bikes to Beacon Hill Special School in Wallsend. Pictured Marcus wilson with Aideen Hill learning how to use them.

YOUNGSTERS at a borough school are now having a wheelie good time after being given three bicycles.

Nursery and reception classes at Beacon Hill Special School were presented with the trio of Balance Bikes by North Tyneside Council.

The pedal-free bikes encourage youngsters to learn how to balance and push themselves along with their feet, before making the transition onto two wheels.

They had been recycled from the council’s supply, and officers were on hand to help the children, aged three to five, gain confidence while riding.

Beacon Hill deputy headteacher Aideen Hill said: “The bikes will give pupils the chance to learn new skills and to have fun.

“We are very grateful and know the children will get hours of enjoyment from the bikes.”

Coun Ed Hodson, cabinet member for transport and the environment, said: “Balance Bikes are a great idea and provide a safe way to introduce cycling to children.

“I am delighted with the support from ‘Go Smarter to School’, which means we have been able to provide these bikes to Beacon Hill.”

As well as the bikes, the school also received training packs and certificates.

 

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